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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

Congratulations on “Chronicle wins four newspaper awards” (by Peter C. Mastrosimone, April 10). Daily newspapers concentrate on international, Washington, Albany, City Hall, business and sports stories. They have few reporters assigned to cover local neighborhood news stories. These reporters have to compete against colleagues for limited available print space. As a result, daily newspapers miss significant news and political stories from local neighborhoods in Queens.

Weekly newspapers based in Queens such as our own Queens Chronicle provide more in-depth coverage of local news not found in major daily newspapers.

We continue to be fortunate to live in one of the few remaining free societies, with a wealth of information sources available. Sadly, most American cities and suburbs are down to one local daily or weekly newspaper. Newspapers have to deal with increasing costs for newsprint, delivery and distribution along with reduced advertising revenues and declining readership.

Larry Penner
Great Neck, LI

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